Premium Adventures Launching Today: Exodus Travels Answers the Call with new Collection of Off the Beaten Path Adventures Combined with Epic and Lux Stays
The adventure pioneer says post pandemic travelers want to travel far and wide, and treat themselves right
April 6, 2022. Seattle, Washington: What is the most significant post pandemic travel trend the classic adventure travel pioneer and National Geographic Traveller’s winner of Tour Operator of the year Exodus Travels, has witnessed? The fierce demand for elevated, off the beaten path trips that give travelers access to far flung locations and adventures, while staying at epic and luxurious accommodations, with known expert trip leaders, elevated food and drink and increased comfort. Basically, post pandemic travelers want to have it all. Exodus Travels has answered the call with today’s launch of Premium Adventures: a selection of larger-than-life experiences with first rate accommodations.
Exodus Travels has taken their 48-years of experience designing and operating trips around the world for avid adventurers, and put it into this new take on classic adventure travel. Their traveler-base are thrilled. In fact, in a recent company poll, nearly 50% of Exodus’ travelers are definitely or likely to consider Premium Adventures now that they are launched.
Featured Premium Adventure: Walking The Ancient Trails of Cappadocia
Now, travelers can walk the ancient trails of Cappadocia, Turkey in the day, and stay at the Yunak Evleri Cave Hotel at night, in rooms dating back to the 5th century. Think oozing atmosphere, ancient history, and modern thread counts. They can spend their days being guided by Expert Leader and Poet Semih Eser, practicing calligraphy or on safari through a landscape of rock towers, valleys and atop seacliffs, and even take an iconic balloon ride over the fairy tale chimney-strewn landscape. Premium Adventures are designed to showcase the best of the destinations, as well as lesser-known routes and experiences.
What Makes Premium Different
Today there are 22 Premium Adventures available spanning the globe, with 22 more in development including Annapurna Trails & Chitwan, Amazon Rainforest Small-Ship Cruise, Kenya Photographic Safari with Paul Goldstein and more. All Premium Adventures carry the same quality and sensibility, no matter the destination.
A Peak at Select Premium Adventures
Portugal: Walking & Wine with Magdalena Patacho
Accommodation Highlights: Douro Scala Hotel (5*)
Expert Leader: Magdalena Patacho
Travelers will learn the history of Portugal from grape to bottle on this exclusive gastronomic journey led by award-winning guide Madalena Patacho through the city of Porto and the Basto and Douro wine regions. Naturalist by day and passionate oenophile and culinary aficionado by night, Madalena grew up outside of Lisbon in the cultural and historic area of Belém, and while she has spent the last 10 years guiding expeditions across the globe for museums such as the Smithsonian, she always returns to her first love, Portugal.
Premium Cycling Vietnam
Accommodation Highlights: MerPerle Hon Tam Resort (5*)
Expert Leaders: Chi Nguyen & Lam Nguyen
Travelers will ride from Saigon in the south to the capital of Hanoi in the north. They will cycle on tarmac roads through colourful fishing villages, folding rice terraces and mountains cloaked in jungle on this expertly guided two-week premium cycling adventure. Shorelines of white sandy beaches await, with time to unwind and recharge on a tropical island at the tranquil MerPerle Hon Tam Resort. Continue on to the ancient trading port of Hoi An, home to temples and unique architecture and delve into the peacefulness of rural Vietnam before ascending the thrilling Hai Van Pass, riding along twisting coastal roads that lead to remarkable views before finally experiencing the limestone cliffs of stunning Ha Long Bay for drinks on deck at sunset
Cape Town & The Garden Route
Accommodation Highlights: Amakhala Safari Lodge (4 star), Amakhala Game Reserve
Expert Leader: Petro Pretorius
This journey between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town is arguably one of the finest coastal routes in the world. Pristine beaches, dramatic cliffs and gorges, fairy-tale forests and lively seaside towns line the shoreline. Travelers start their journey at the secluded Amakhala Safari Lodge, with game drives in the vast reserve complemented by time to relax personal, private plunge pools. Along the way travelers will sample local wines and cuisine in Stellenbosch, watch for Southern Right whales as they come close to shore (in season) and take nature walks among South Africa’s abundant flora and fauna. The adventure ends at the stylish Ocean View House, the perfect place to relax and take in Cape Town’s striking setting.